Any busker will tell you, there are days when you wonder if barely anyone heard you at all in the hours you performed your heart out. And then there are days like today when a random stranger comes up to you on the street in a mad, huge city like NYC to tell you they heard you underground, how much they loved listening & asks when you’ll be there again â€ª#â€ŽBuskingloveâ€¬ â€ª#â€Žmovedâ€¬â€ª#â€ŽNYCâ€¬
Posts tagged: Busking Love
Ok so tonight underground I was playing La Bamba with 4 cops behind me when all of a sudden all 4 NYPD officers started dancing. All male, shaking & wiggling their hips & waving their arms in the air. If I’d only had that on tape. It looked like the NYPD version of ‘Sister Act’
Then….not 15 minutes later I’m approached by 2 more cops (not dancing) and they demand IÂ leave. I told them I’lm legal singing on the platform unampllified & showed them the rules, (1st Amendment violation NYPD) which they were 100% uninterested in. Then 7 more cops showed up & immediately grabbed my guitar case (4th Amendment violation guys) & started to toss things around, coins, dollars, my case, all my stuff….manually packing it up to force me out of the train. They grabbed my arm & commanded me to leave the Times Square station & said I could not enter again even to take a train or I would be immediately arrested. & sent down to Central Booking….Seriously guys? I’m singing…no amp, no nothing, just singing.
I have no idea who is training these rookie officers but, they’re gettin’ some seriously ‘bad learnin’ imo
And this woman, whoever you are, you are my hero. You actually squeezed yourself in between the crazed officers busy pouncing on me & my gear, to drop a dollar in my case before they swept it up. I hope I see you again on the platform to tell you thank you heart emoticon â€ª#â€Žbuskingloveâ€¬
Thank you so much fellow NYC busker,Â Ghsts N GuitarsÂ for helping me relocate my courage today to brave the trains again. I ventured back under & miraculously got to sing uninterrupted! So many happy, smiling faces – moms, kiddies & flowers everywhere. Even had Cynthia Nixon run after me in the train car to give me a very kind tipÂ #buskinglovefrommoviestarsÂ
A friend & busk fan & artist, Hardy Wilms just sent me this he drew of me w/ the following caption; “You can paint it in colours of your choice” ðŸ™‚
I just LOVE this! Anyone wanna take a go at colouring in the most fabulous artwork?